The Study of Aquatic Plant Pretreatment to C5-Sugar

W. Hongsiri, J. Bruggemann & W. De Jong
A biorefinery is a highly attractive energy conversion system that can produce multiple energy carrier products from biomass. Furfural is a platform chemical with the potential to either replace or substitute fossil oil derived products as an intermediate in the chemical industry, and moreover to be the starting material for bio-fuel based blends. The research work described in this paper is focused on production of sugars and their dehydration product mainly furfural from aquatic plants...